BBQ Sauces

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by smokeynose, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. smokeynose

    smokeynose Newbie

    Hey everyone. This past weekend I smoked a rack of baby backs and two butts for a party we were having. I had made a sauce that I thought was alright but everyone didn't really. They all thought it was missing something but couldnt tell me what it was. The meat turned out great and I was wondering if anyone had some ideas of helpful hints for me when making my sauce, I'd really like to make my own instead of using Sweet Baby Rays even though it is good and everyone seems to enjoy it.
    Heres an Ideas of what I put in mine

    Can of tomato sauce
    brown sugar
    dry mustard
    shot of jim beam

    Maybe I just used to much crap? Beats me but I'm pretty frustrated about not being able to get it down. So thanks for any help
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    Might want to try to add some heat to your mix.
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Take out the beer and the yellow mustard , Use ketchup instead of tomato sauce and use apple cider/ juice instead of beer.
    Dice fine a small onion and 2 cloves garlic .
    Sautee onion and garlic in a splash of olive oil then add all the other stuff bring to a low boil reduce heat and simmer for 20 min or so.
    season w/ some old bay or cajun seasoning. while simmering .
  4. smokeynose

    smokeynose Newbie

    thanks eman will try that out this weekend
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Try this recipe and see if you like it...

    Barbecue Sauce Recipe

    • 2 cups ketchup
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder
    • 1/2 tablespoons dry mustard powder
    • 2 tablespoon paprika
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

    1. Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a stockpot or large Dutch oven.
    2. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Reduce temperature to low and simmer- uncovered, for at least 2 hours.
  6. smokeynose

    smokeynose Newbie

    yea that sounds real good. thanks I'll whip that up tomorrow afternoon for dinner. Thanks for the help
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like eman's sounds good but there is a whole page of sauces here or have you tried jeff's it's really good too. All you get from jeff is the recipe so you can tell everyone you made it.[​IMG]
  8. wavector

    wavector Smoking Fanatic

    I would add a little water and the entire can of beer, then let it simmer a while.
  9. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you really want to make Sweet Baby Rays (SBR) sing on pork and chicken take about 3-4 cups of SBR and mix it with about 1/2 cup cider vinegar and 1/2 cup apple juice. Bring it to a simmer and let all the flavors mix nicely - taste and adjust. If to much cider add more SBR, if not enough cider just add 1/4 cup or so more.

    This takes a good BBQ sauce and makes it excelent! Enjoy!
  10. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

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